First published 1991 by Pearson Education Limited. Second edition 1997.
Formatted Contents Note
ch. 1. The importance of child care law and policy ch. 2. Laissez-faire and patriarchy ch. 3. State paternalism and child protection ch. 4. The modern defence of the birth family and parents' rights ch. 5. Children's rights and child liberation ch. 6. Convergences and divergences ch. 7. Law. policy and practice : an uneasy synthesis.